UPDATE: BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Beckley Police Department detectives took Chevaugn Akeem Gray into custody around noon today.
He has been charged with being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.
This arrest stems from the shooting incident that occurred in the area of Sheridan Avenue and Seventh Street on April 22, 2023.
Detectives anticipate additional charges and additional arrests related to this incident.
UPDATE: BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – One person has died as a result of a shooting in Beckley.
26-year-old, LaShawn Deondre Shelton, passed away at a Charleston-area hospital today, April 25, 2023, from injuries received during a shooting that occurred on April 22, 2023, on Sheridan Avenue in Beckley, said Deputy Chief David Allard.
Anyone with information on the shooting resulting in his death is urged to contact the Beckley Police Department Detective Bureau at 304-256-1720 or Crime Stoppers of West Virginia via their free P3 Tips App available for download at www.crimestopperswv.com.
Cash Rewards will be paid for information leading to an arrest in this incident.
BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Beckley Police give an update on a shooting that occurred Saturday night.
On Saturday, April 22, 2023, at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers from the Beckley Police Department responded to a report of shots fired on Sheridan Avenue in the area of 7th Street. The responding officers located two vehicles that had been in a collision. One vehicle was off the roadway in a ditch and three black male gunshot victims were located outside of this vehicle. The remaining vehicle was unoccupied but based on witness statements; three black males were seen running from the scene prior to the arrival of law enforcement.
BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Police are responding to a shooting in Beckley.
Authorities are responding to shots fired call that allegedly involves multiple victims. According to dispatch, the call occurred just after 8:30 pm on 7th Street and Sheridan Avenue in Beckley.
One victim was allegedly shot in the leg, another in the arm, and a third victim was allegedly shot in the buttocks.
LOOTPRESS is working on getting more information. We do know the victims were taken to the hospital. It’s unclear of the conditions and what caused the shooting.
This comes just two nights since another shooting was reported in Beckley that killed one person.
Thursday night’s shooting occurred near the same location, 8th Street and Scott Avenue.
Stay with LOOTPRESS for further updates on this developing news.